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Materials MicroWorld Progress Name Game Exhibition Elements and Status Web Site Information Sponsors Budget What’s next? Naming the Exhibition From a cast of thousands… Limited to 6 visitor tested Strong PR considerations Design Development Task Force

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materials microworld progress
Materials MicroWorld Progress
  • Name Game
  • Exhibition Elements and Status
  • Web Site Information
  • Sponsors
  • Budget
  • What’s next?
naming the exhibition
Naming the Exhibition
  • From a cast of thousands…
  • Limited to 6 visitor tested
  • Strong PR considerations
design development task force
Design Development Task Force
  • From brainstorming to implementation and development of exhibit elements
  • Goal: to assure scientific content , copy, graphics and design
  • Workshops and conference calls
design development tf
Design Development TF

Activities

  • July and August Workshops @OSC
  • Prototype assessment reviews
  • Concept specs reviews
  • Discussions of elements
  • Scientific content and presentation
  • Materials needs
exhibition elements on final approved list
Exhibition Elements (* on final approved list)

Ferrofluids Sand to Light

Foam Defects (Virtual Blacksmith)

Crystals Amorphous Metal

Smash the Glass * Memory Metals

Touch Table * [Liquid Crystal]

Zoom! [Theming/Entrance]

Materials Evolution*

Material Science Overview Video *

Material Scientist Interview Video (5 x MSI) *

MicroWorld Theatre with hosted demo *

concept specifications
Concept Specifications
  • Goal: to discuss the exhibit description, visitor interaction expected, the main goal of the element and the curriculum connections
  • DDTF approved all so far, need...
  • Ferrofluids, Crystal, MicroWorld Theatre, [Theming and Entrance]
slide9
Prototype Assessments
  • Goal: to determine if an element needs to be prototyped
  • Every element is assessed, not all are prototyped
prototype reports
Prototype Reports
  • Goal 1: to assure that the element is robust enough to be included in the exhibition
  • Goal 2: to discover if an idea results in a valuable visitor experience with connected communication interface
  • DDTF approved all, still need both goals addressed for…
  • Materials Cave, Sand to Light, MicroWorld Theatre, [Theming and Entrance], Defects, Memory Metals, Zoom
formative evaluation
Formative Evaluation
  • Randi Korn & Associates: Johanna Jones
  • July: Memory Metals, Smash the Glass, Amorphous Metals, Virtual Blacksmith (which becomes Defects)
  • November: Ferrofluids, Foam, Crystal, Name
web site complement
Web Site Complement
  • April MRS - $12k for concept development
  • Web Design Workshop-June @OSC
  • Final Concept-$80k contingency (includes $12k)
  • Total $108k ($28k original + $80k enhanced)
  • 3 Web Construct proposals--> ZOOM!
  • 5pm Tuesday-OSC Web presentation
big website idea
Big Website Idea
  • ~80% Big interactives for kids (5-8th grades)
    • Discovery-based learning
    • Complement/hook with physical exhibition
    • Can stand alone/be enhanced in future
    • Materials Scientists are people--you!
  • 20% of remaining
    • Physical Exhibition, teachers guide, demos
    • Links to MRS, maps, venues, etc

[ no formal curriculum development ]

sponsors
Sponsors
  • Fundraising Task Force
  • Scientific Advisor and PR Contact
  • Choice of museum venues (2 per exhibition size)
  • (sponsor organization may also have a financial contact)
slide17
Budget: Consultants’ Costs6/01-11/02*
  • ConsultantProjectedActual
    • OSC $1,110,500 $686,989
    • RK&A $66,750 $13,300
      • * MRS not invoiced for all November expenses
slide18
Budget: MRS Personnel and Advisor Expenditures 6/10-11/02*
  • PersonnelCategoryProjectedActual
  • MRS Travel $51,700 $34,593
  • Advisor Travel $15,400 $8,559
  • Advisor Stipends $33,325 $9,841
    • * MRS not invoiced for all November expenses
what s next
What’s Next?
  • Science and Education TF reinvigorated
  • Outreach TF tied to venue selection
  • Final designs
  • Formative evaluation in Spring: Zoom, Defects, Sand to Light
  • Copy content and Graphics
outreach programs subcommittee kristin bennett
Outreach Programs Subcommittee (Kristin Bennett)
  • Sets goals and plans MRS membership involvement with venues, materials and museum communities involvement at professional meetings and during exhibition touring. Plans Public Relations external to MRS.
  • Materials Science and Museum Programs TF

(Beth Stadler)

  • Media Relations TF (Bill Hammetter)
  • [Dissemination and Sales& Marketing not active)
materials science and museum programs tf
Materials Science and Museum Programs TF
  • Development of MRS meeting workshops
  • Help members develop educational materials, programs, and demonstrations for host museums.
  • Develop programs to train museum hosts
  • Creation of Community Resources Coordinators to assemble local volunteer groups (MRS members, MRSECs and Chapters)
  • Responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for museum activities.

(Coordinate some functions with Schools and Community TF)

media relations tf
Media Relations TF
  • Concerned with developing external media relation program for MMW and MRS - press, TV, radio, advertising. Will work collaboratively with OSC and sponsors in this area for MMW PR.
exhibit education programs subcommittee tom rieker
Exhibit & Education Programs Subcommittee (Tom Rieker)
  • Responsible for exhibit and education program development and implementation.
  • Sets goals for the quality of the education program and exhibit fabrication
  • Development of web-related component and other external educational support projects (Schools and Community)
  • Science & Education Plan TF (Eric Werwa)
  • Design Development TF (Tom Rieker)
  • Web Site TF
  • (Schools and Communities Ed TF)
operations subcommittee steve streiffer
Operations Subcommittee (Steve Streiffer)
  • Fiscal Management, project tracking, mostly based at MRS HQ
  • Fundraising
  • Budget oversight
tentative dates and venues 5000ft 2 exhibition
Tentative Dates and Venues (5000ft2 exhibition)
  • 2004 Liberty Science Center (3M)

Virginia Air and Space Museum, Hampton

Museum of Science, Boston (tentative)

  • 2005 Great Lakes Science Center (Ford)

open

Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

  • 2006 open

open

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

tentative dates and venues 1500ft 2 exhibition
Tentative Dates and Venues (1500ft2 exhibition)
  • 2004 open

Museum of Discovery and Science, Ft Lauderdale

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego (Ford)

  • 2005 open

open

open

  • 2006 open

open

open

interested venues
Interested Venues
  • Science Museum of Minnesota (3M)
  • St Louis Science Center (Alcan)
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum, PA
  • Imaginarium Science Discovery Center, Anchorage
  • Cranbrook Institute of Science, MI (3M, DOW)
  • Mid America Science Museum, AR
  • CA Science Center, LA (Ford)
  • Lawrence Hall of Science, CA
  • Coyote Point Museum, CA
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • Buffalo Museum of Science (Alcan)
  • Marshall Space Flight Center, AL (3M)
  • Don Harrington Discover Center, TX
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
grand openings
GRAND OPENINGS
  • June 28, 2003 Ontario Science Center
  • February 2004 Liberty Science Center, New Jersey
slide29
Budget: Consultants’ Costs6/01-11/03*
  • ConsultantProjectedActual
    • OSC $1,885,000 $1,575,824
    • RK&A $89,000 $56,680
      • * MRS not invoiced for all November expenses
slide30
Budget: MRS Personnel and Advisor Expenditures 6/10-11/02*
  • PersonnelCategoryProjectedActual
  • MRS Travel $58,300 $57,511
  • Advisor Travel $16,500 $10,995
  • Advisor Stipends $38,050 $16,241
    • * MRS not invoiced for all November expenses